Mary E Simon
msimonartist@gmail.com
EDUCATION
BFA in Studio Arts, University of North Texas, College of Visual Arts and Design, summa cum laude, Denton, TX 2010.
RESIDENCY
Artist Residency, The Skopelos Foundation for the Arts, Skopelos, Greece. 2015.
JURIED VENDOR EVENTS:
"Great American" Arts Fair, 
Tyler, TX. July 2018.
Highland Village Arts Festival, Highland Village, TX. May 2018.
A Touch of Rust, Decatur, TX. April 2018.
Funky Finds Spring Fling, Ft Worth, TX. March 2018.
GUEST ARTIST JURIED EXHIBITIONS:
Pottery Barn, Guest Artist,
Oils, Watercolors, Eco Arts, and Fiber Arts.  Southlake, TX. 2017
Pottery Barn, Guest Artist, 20 paintings in Oils, Acrylics, Watercolor, Mixed Media, and Eco Art (natural and experimental materials). Ft Worth, TX. 2017.
Meanderings, October Visiting Artist, 45+ original paintings in Oils, Acrylics, Watercolor, Mixed Media, and Eco Art / Recycled Art (recycled materials and natural paints). Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville, Greenville, SC. 2017.
SOLO EXHIBITIONS:
Missing Greece Already, 22 new paintings in Oils, Acrylics, Watercolor, and Mixed Media, Annex Building, American Embassy Athens, Greece 2016.
Kokkivo/Red, 21 new paintings in Oils, Acrylics, Watercolor, and Mixed Media, Annex Building, American Embassy Athens, Greece. 2015.
Κόσμος / World, Residency Compilation, Studio Gallery, The Skopelos Foundation for the Arts, Skopelos, Greece. 2015.
Transitions, 20 new paintings in Oils, Acrylics, Watercolor, and Mixed Media, Annex Building, American Embassy Athens, Greece.  2014.
 Phase Forward, Senior Exit Exhibition, North Gallery, University of North Texas, Denton, TX. 2010. 
JURIED EXHIBITIONS:
Wildest Dreams
Collaborative Exhibition with our daughter, Ages of Reflection I & II, Mixed Media Paintings, Cottonwood Center for the Arts, Colorado Springs, CO. 2018.
VAST (Visual Arts Society of Texas) Members ExhibitionHalkida Red, Mixed Media Painting, UNT on the Square, Denton, TX 2017.
Gulf Coast University Exhibition, Mixed Media Painting, Studio Gallery, The Skopelos Foundation for the Arts, Skopelos Greece. 2015. Jurors: Gloria Carr, Founder and Jill Somer, Assistant Director.
Winter Exhibition, Mixed Media Painting and Watercolor Painting, Oxide Gallery, Denton, TX. 2012. Juror: Warren Hooper, Gallery Owner.
Advanced Watercolor Exhibition, Geometric Color Painting, North Gallery, University of North Texas, Denton, TX. 2010. Juror: Beth Gouldin, Adjunct Faculty, University of North Texas.
10th International Watercolor Exhibition, Prefectural Civic Center, Niigata, Japan. 2010. Juror: Mildred Jo Giles, Principal Lecturer, University of North Texas.
Rivers on the Edge, North Gallery, University of North Texas, Denton, TX. 2010. Juror: Annette Lawrence, Professor, University of North Texas.
Intermediate Watercolor Exhibition North Gallery, University of North Texas, Denton, TX. 2009. Juror: Beth Gouldin, Adjunct Faculty, University of North Texas.
JURIED PHOTOGRAPHY GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
2017 Thin Line Photography Festival, Mostly Safe, Juried by Photo Program Committee, Denton, TX.
2016 Thin Line Photography Festival, At A Glance, Juried by Photo Program Committee, Denton, TX.
VAST REVOLVING EXHIBITIONS (Public Art in local businesses, Visual Arts Society of Texas):
2018, STOKE, 11 paintings (mixed media and watercolors) May - July 2018, Denton, TX.
2017, Senior Center, Denton, TX (scheduled for mid-September through December)
2017, Emily Fowler Public Library, Denton, TX (scheduled for end of August through November)
2017, STOKE, 12 paintings (oils, mixed media, and watercolors) May - August, Denton, TX.
JUDGE FOR ART CONTEST:
2018 Watauga Public Library, participating Judge for Wake Up the Walls, Youth Department, Watauga, TX.
2017 Watauga Public Library, one of several Judges for Wake Up the Walls Youth Department, Watauga, TX.
CO-COORDINATOR GROUP EXHIBITION:
Summer Camp Art, Annex Building, American Embassy Athens, Greece. 2014.
GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
Helping Hands, co-painted/collaborated in an out-reach program with a talented young artist, Cerebral Palsy Center of Athens and American Embassy Athens, Greece. 2014. (separate exhibition at each location)
Memories in Watercolor, 4 Artists-18 Watercolor Paintings each, Keller Town Hall, Keller, TX. 2012.
Assemblages, Assemblage Sculpture, Main and Vine Gallery, Keller, TX. 2012.
Keller's Got Talent, 2 Mixed Media Paintings, Keller Town Hall, Keller, TX. 2011.
Advanced Watercolor Exhibition, Cora Stafford Gallery, University of North Texas, Denton, TX. 2010.
Advanced Sculpture Exhibition, Lightwell Gallery, University of North Texas. Denton, TX. 2010.
Fibers Installation Exhibition, Environmental Sciences Building, University of North Texas, Denton, TX. 2010.
Degrees of Separation, Cora Stafford Gallery, University of North Texas, Denton, TX. 2010.
Three-Dimensional Watercolor Exhibition, North Gallery, University of North Texas, Denton, TX. 2010.
All-Level Watercolor Exhibition, Lightwell Gallery, University of North Texas, Denton, TX. 2009.
Day of the Dead Exhibition, Tarrant County College, Hurst, TX. 2008.
Shaped Gouache Exhibition, University of North Texas, Denton, TX. 2008.
Assemblage Exhibition, University of North Texas, Denton, TX. 2008.
Earth Day Project, Grounds surrounding Art Building, University of North Texas, Denton, TX. 2008.

PUBLIC ART:
Kilgore-Lewis Historic House, Architectural Portrait, Greenville, SC. 2017.
American Embassy Athens Art Collection: Parthenon Pediment, Athens, Greece. Permanently installed 2016.
Aphrodite Jewelry, Zeus' View of Acropolis, Ifaistou 13, Athens, Greece. 2016.
Yannis Michalopoulos, Pandrossou 6, Athens, Greece. 2014-2016.
Watauga Public Library, 15 works of art displayed on temporary loan, Watauga, TX. 2013-2016.
Ft Worth Christian Academy, Street Art, Ft Worth, TX. 2013.
Parkside Animal Hospital, Serena's Cat, Keller, TX. 2012-present.
Payne and Boatner, DDS, 5 coordinated works of art on temporary loan. Keller, TX. 2011-present.
Texas Department of Public Safety, Dove Road Memorial, Garland, TX. Permanently installed 2011.
Department of Public Safety Museum, National Law Enforcement Memorial, Austin, TX. Permanently installed 2011.
GALLERY REPRESENTATION:
Main and Vine, Keller, TX. 2011-2013.
HONORS, AWARDS, and SCHOLARSHIPS:
Athens Heritage Art Project, selected to be a Committee Member, Greece. 2016.
University of North Texas: Graduated Summa Cum Laude, President's List, Dean's Honor Roll, 2009-2010 Recipient of the Brownlee-Moore Scholarship, Phi Kappa Phi, Tau Sigma and Golden Key International Honor Societies. 2008-2010.
Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST): Co-Recipient of the Mary June Impson Scholarship for the Frank Francese Watercolor Workshop 2009.
Tarrant County College: Dean's List, Government Department Award, and Distinguished Students Scholarship. 2007-2008.
MEMBERSHIPS:
Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), National Organization, 2018.
Visual Art League of Lewisville (VAL), Lewisville, TX. 2018
Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST), Denton, TX. 2008-present.
Texas Artists Coalition (TAC), Ft Worth, TX. 2011-2017.
CHARITIES:
St. Jude's Children's Hospital (with Pottery Barn Guest Artist Events), Irving, TX. 2017.
Humane Society of North Texas, % of all Pet Portrait sales, Ft Worth, TX. 2011-2013.
Alliance for Children, Simpler Times, Auction for Tarrant County Children's Advocacy Center, Ft Worth, TX. 2011.
Cowboys for Kids, Mud Wrestling (2008) and graphite triptych (2007), Auctions for Children's Advocacy Center, Cleburne, TX.
PRESS:
Voyage Dallas Magazine, Trailblazers: Forth Worth, Mary Simon.  June 6, 2018. http://voyagedallas.com/interview/meet-trailblazer-mary-simon/
The Hermes, American Embassy Athens Newsletter, Solo Exhibitions (2016, 2015, 2014) and Group Exhibition (2014).
North Texan, UNT quarterly publication, Artist Residency at The Skopelos Foundation for the Arts. 2015.
Austin local news television interview for Austin Museum installation. 2011.
Keller Citizen for Museum installation (2011) and two Keller Town Hall Exhibitions (2012, 2011).